Old computers, broken air conditioners, outdated TVs — any and all electronics will be collected at a May 11 e-cycle event that will benefit St. Hubert High School.
The public can drop off their old appliances for free curbside at the school’s Ditman Street entrance (between Cottman and Bleigh avenues). continue reading »
For the next seven months, motorists will have to find alternatives to using the southbound Cottman Avenue off ramp on I-95. (Photo courtesy of PennDOT)
PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum says the Cottman Avenue off-ramp from southbound I-95 will be closed through November.
“This is all part of the reconstruction and widening of I-95 through the Cottman Avenue interchange,” Blaum says. continue reading »
Philadelphia City Council held a public budget hearing April 29 at Lincoln High School. Photo/Shannon McDonald
With the exception of one outburst from the audience early on about Philadelphia City Council members not listening closely enough to public testimony, Monday night’s city budget hearing at Lincoln High School was otherwise calm. Raised voices were saved mostly for support for those pleading with Council for better services and more funding.
The meeting, one of a handful around the city designed to bring public budget testimony to those who can’t make it to Council chambers on a weekday afternoon, was led by Council President Darrell Clarke, D-5th. He was joined by Republican Councilmen at-large Denny O’Brien and David Oh, Councilmen Bobby Henon, D-6th; and Mark Squilla, D-1st; and Councilwoman Cindy Bass, D-8th. All but Clarke are first-term council members. continue reading »
From plants to baked goods to balloon animals for the kids, the Mayfair Farmers Market debuted with something for everyone. Photo/Raymond Boyd
Earlier this month, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation struck a deal to revitalize Mayfair. The partnership was reached under Philadelphia’s CDC Tax Credit Program and will allow the Mayfair CDC to receive $85,000 annually from Allegheny for the next 10 years.
Sunday, the deal was announced to the public. The announcement kicked off the debut of the Mayfair Farmers Market, which will take place several times throughout the year. continue reading »
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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission conducted bike and pedestrian counts in 2010 and 2011, which quite literally means the number of cyclists and pedestrians who pass through certain points around the city.
The Philadelphia Department of Health put all that information onto a map, which shows bikes lanes, bike racks and the average daily number of bikers and pedestrians who pass through specific places. continue reading »
Installation of a new water main continues at Wissinoming Street, south of Cottman Avenue on Feb. 14. Photo/PennDOT
The following is a news release from PennDOT regarding accessibility changes to I-95 during construction:
As part of the ongoing project to improve Interstate 95 and its interchange at Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-95 will close Tuesday, March 5 for the relocation of a sanitary sewer main. The ramp is expected to reopen in late March. continue reading »
Speed display signs in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Oxford Circle. NewsWorks Photo/Tom MacDonald
Some new signs on the Roosevelt Boulevard are designed to stop the need for speed.
PennDOT has put up speed display signs at three overpasses on the Roosevelt Boulevard, said spokesman Gene Blaum, so drivers will see their speed and slow down. continue reading »
In reporting the tragic death of an elderly man Oct. 22, Action News got right on the story. In the wrong neighborhood.
Imagine turning on the news to hear a 78-year-old man was killed in Bustleton – could it be someone you know? continue reading »
First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads will go on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19 – Thursday night into Friday. continue reading »